In the last 15 years, Lúnasa has become one of the most sought after bands in Celtic music, all the while redefining the genre with an eclectic mix of arrangements and instruments.
Named “the hottest Irish acoustic group on the planet” by the New York Times, Lúnasa will be making
their Long Island debut by performing in the Concert Hall at the Adelphi
University Performing Arts Center (AUPAC) on March 3, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. The
AUPAC is located at 1 South Avenue, Garden City, NY. This is their only Long Island performance – and is just in time to get you in the mood for the St. Patrick’s
Lúnasa are known world-wide
as one of the finest Irish instrumental bands of recent times. Having formed
over 15 years ago, they tour constantly and have performed in venues such as
The Hollywood Bowl, the Sydney Opera House in Australia and have been invited
to the White House. In 2012, they performed to a sold-out crowd at the National
Concert Hall in Dublin; this performance has been recorded and will be released
later this year.
Just recently, Kevin Crawford
who plays flutes and whistles for the band was named male musician of the year
by Live Ireland, an Irish internet radio and television source based out of
Dublin. The band also features Seán Smith on fiddles and whistles, Trevor
Hutchinson on stand-up bass, local musician Cillian Vallely (from Queens) plays
the uilleann pipes and whistles, while recent addition, Ed Boyd,
is one of European folk music’s most in-demand guitarists. Samples of their music and more on the band can
be found at lunasa.ie.
Celebrating its fifth year,
Adelphi University’s Performing Arts Center is Long Island’s premier cultural
arts venue for entertainment of all kinds. Tickets for this concert are on sale
now and range in price from $15-$20. Information is available at The Lucia and
Steven N. Fischer Box Office at (516) 877-4000 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The
Concert Hall is located on the main level of the Performing Arts Center,
adjacent to the Box Office.
Check out aupac.adelphi.edu for more on this event and others coming to the venue.
University: Adelphi is a world
class, modern university with excellent and highly relevant programs where
students prepare for lives of active citizenship and professional careers.
Through its schools and programs—The College of Arts and Sciences, Derner
Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Honors College, Ruth S. Ammon
School of Education, University College, Robert B. Willumstad School of
Business, Schools of Nursing and Social Work—the co-educational university
offers undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as professional and
educational programs for adults. Adelphi University currently enrolls nearly
8,000 students from 43 states and 45 foreign countries. With its main
campus in Garden City and centers in Manhattan, Hauppauge, and Poughkeepsie,
the University, chartered in 1896, maintains a commitment to liberal studies in
tandem with rigorous professional preparation and active citizenship.
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